New Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® consumer cardholders to get discounted companion fare this May and June

Popular cardholder benefits now available on Virgin America-operated flights SEATTLE, 2017-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A new, limited-time promotion makes Alaska’s Famous Companion FareTM offer even sweeter for new Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® consumer cardholders this May and June. New cardholders who apply in May and June can buy one ticket and get their… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America join Alaska Global Partners British Airways, Qantas and Icelandair in Terminal 7 at JFK

Move co-locates the two airlines into one terminal for better international connections and growth SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today announce plans to move into Terminal 7 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The move, which will be complete by October 2017, relocates the airlines’ two… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America expands service to Dallas Love Field from four West Coast airports

SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are growing their footprint in the Lone Star State, expanding service to Dallas Love Field from four West Coast airports. With new routes between Love Field and Seattle; San Diego; Portland, Oregon; and San Jose, California, the combined airline will serve eight destinations from… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines is the title sponsor of the iconic race Bay to Breakers

2017 Race Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love” SEATTLE, 2017-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Bay to Breakers announced today (Mar 30, 2017) that Alaska Airlines is the title sponsor of the iconic race, which will be renamed the Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers. The multi-year partnership allows Alaska Airlines to meaningfully connect… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines elects Wayne Newton as VP of airport operations and customer service

SEATTLE, 2017-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ board of directors has elected Wayne Newton as vice president of airport operations and customer service effective today. In his new role, Newton will oversee airport operations in 84 cities and a team of more than 2,700 employees and contractors. He replaces Jeff Butler, who is now… Read the full press release

Earn and Use Miles On Flights to Europe With Alaska Airlines and Condor Airlines Partnership

New global partner gives Alaska frequent flier members travel and mileage accrual to Europe Seattle, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced Condor Airlines as its newest partner, giving members of its award-wining Mileage Plan more opportunities to earn and use miles on flights to Europe. Condor flies nonstop to Frankfurt, Germany… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new non-stop service to Newark, NJ, Burbank, CA and Orlando, FL

Carrier continues to grow its presence, making it the go-to airline for travelers living on the West Coast SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines inaugurates non-stop service in three new markets this week—San Jose, Calif. to Newark, New Jersey, which began on March 12; San Jose, Calif. to Burbank, Calif…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines starts flights to Mexico City from California hubs this summer

SEATTLE, 2017-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has tentatively awarded Alaska Airlines coveted slots at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego with flights starting this summer. Tickets and flight schedule details will be announced at a later date, following final government approval. “We… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appointments: Charu Jain VP and CIO and Chris Berry VP of finance and controller

SEATTLE, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines board of directors named Charu Jain vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of Alaska Airlines and Chris Berry vice president of finance and controller of Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group. Jain comes to the airline from IBM Global Business Services, where she led the team… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces four new nonstop daily routes from Portland to Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Baltimore and Albuquerque

SEATTLE, 2017-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is bringing four new markets to customers in the Rose City. New seasonal service will include Portland–Philadelphia starting May 22; Portland–Milwaukee, Wisconsin, starting June 5; and Portland–Baltimore starting June 6. New nonstop service between Portland-Albuquerque will start Aug. 18 and operate year-round. “We’re super excited to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announce flights from San Francisco to Orange County, CA; Minneapolis; and Orlando, FL from summer 2017

Guests win with expanded network and more schedule options for easy connections SEATTLE, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America began selling tickets today for new daily nonstop flights from San Francisco International Airport to Orange County, California; Minneapolis; and Orlando, Florida, beginning the summer of 2017. With the addition of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines expands services to its California customers with new nonstop flight between San Diego and Newark, NJ

SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (Nov. 21, 2016) begins new flights between San Diego and Newark, New Jersey, the airline’s first nonstop flight between San Diego and the New York City area. “We continue to offer more nonstop options from San Diego for our valued Southern California customers,” said John… Read the full press release

British Airways and Alaska Airlines extend partnership

LONDON, 2016-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In the new agreement, available for sale on ba.com from today, customers will be able to book seats on Alaska flights to seven destinations across the West Coast of America and three in Hawaii direct for travel from November 23. Holidaymakers wanting to hit the surf can fly onwards… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new nonstop service between San Diego and Baltimore from March 15, 2017

SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced plans to continue its expansion from the West Coast with new nonstop service between San Diego and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport beginning March 15, 2017. “Our San Diego customers will soon enjoy nonstop flights to this historic seaport city, as well as easy access to the nation’s… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines, U.S. Marines and Alaska Toys for Tots to deliver 15,000 pounds of toys across Alaska this holiday season

Nearly 15,000 pounds of toys will be shipped across Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines, together with the U.S. Marines and Alaska Toys for Tots, is shipping nearly 15,000 pounds of toys across the state of Alaska this holiday season. From Southeast Alaska to the Arctic Circle, this year’s shipment marks… Read the full press release

Horizon Air to begin using its Required Navigation Performance instrument approach procedure at Friedman Memorial Airport

New procedures will increase reliability and reduce weather-related diversions by 95 percent SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ sister carrier, Horizon Air, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin using its proprietary Required Navigation Performance (RNP) instrument approach procedure at Friedman Memorial Airport near Sun Valley. The procedure is expected… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines flies world first flight powered by renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals

SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests. The alternative jet fuel was produced through the efforts of the Washington State… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines takes veterans from Alaska to Washington, D.C. to view their war memorials for the first time

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2016-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is flying 23 military veterans and their guardians from the state of Alaska to Washington, D.C., to view their war memorials. Veterans on today’s Honor Flight fought in World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Veterans from Anchorage, Ketchikan and Fort Yukon will be treated to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Havana, Cuba on Jan. 5, 2017

Tickets for the daily, nonstop Los Angeles-Havana flight are now on sale at alaskaair.com SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines will launch historic new flying to Havana, Cuba on Jan. 5, 2017. The daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles is among the first regularly scheduled commercial flights to the island country in… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines unveils $40 million project for aircraft maintenance and engineering facility at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

ANCHORAGE, 2016-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today broke ground on a new $40 million aircraft maintenance and engineering facility located at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The design of the new 105,000-square-foot facility by Anchorage-based architect firm McCool Carlson Green was also unveiled. “The design proudly displays our new brand while also… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to start twice-weekly seasonal nonstop flights between Portland, Oregon and Sun Valley, Idaho later this year

Twice-weekly seasonal flights from Portland to begin Dec. 17, 2016, with additional flying from Seattle during peak seasons SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Portland, Oregon ski and sun enthusiasts will soon have a direct connection to some of the West’s best slopes, when Alaska Airlines launches twice-weekly, seasonal nonstop flights to Sun Valley,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines gets approval on its application for daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba

U.S. Department of Transportation awards Alaska flight to Havana from its focus city Los Angeles SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Transportation announced today that it tentatively approved Alaska’s application for daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. Alaska was the only carrier to propose daily nonstop service from… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to start daily nonstop flights between Portland, Oregon, and Orlando, Florida beginning March 2017

SEATTLE, 2016-Jun-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced new, daily nonstop flights between Portland, Oregon, and Orlando, Florida, to begin in March 2017. The new flight will be the first and only nonstop flight between Portland and Orlando. With the new flying, Alaska will offer 21 weekly nonstop flights from Seattle, Portland… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines flies with Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel made from sustainable U.S. corn

Alaska’s biofuel-powered flights demonstrate new, scalable aviation fuel alternative SEATTLE, 2016-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The skies are a little greener today after two Alaska Airlines jets departed the Emerald City fueled by the first alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) made from sustainable U.S. corn. The two Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) flights departed today with Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines celebrates Pride Month with pledge to donate funds to the It Gets Better Project

Alaska partnering with Uber to raise money, celebrate summer LGBT pride festivities SEATTLE, 2016-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is celebrating Pride Month with a pledge to donate funds to the It Gets Better Project, in partnership with Uber. In addition, the airline is offering flight deals and giveaways, and participating in celebrations… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to start three-times daily service between San Diego and Sacramento and Burbank and San Jose from March 16, 2017

SEATTLE, 2016-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced it will add new, three-times daily service between San Diego and Sacramento and Burbank and San Jose, beginning March 16, 2017. The nonstop service will connect California fliers to London, Beijing and Tokyo on Alaska’s partners British Airways, Hainan Airlines and Japan Airlines. “These… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines ranked highest in traditional carrier satisfaction for the ninth consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2016 Study

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan also again named top airline loyalty/rewards program SEATTLE, 2016-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the ninth consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2016 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. The organization also announced today that travelers ranked the Alaska Airlines Mileage… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Japan Airlines announced plans for codeshare agreement and frequent flier partnership

New global partner gives Alaska frequent flier members travel and mileage accrual to Japan and throughout Asia SEATTLE, 2016-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) have announced plans for a codeshare agreement and frequent flier partnership, which will provide seamless travel and mileage earning opportunities between Alaska’s gateways in North… Read the full press release

Horizon Air announces purchase of 30 new three-class Embraer E175 jets for Alaska Airlines

Inflight amenities include Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment Portland, Oregon, 2016-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Horizon Air today announced it will grow its fleet with the purchase of 30 new three-class Embraer E175 jets, which will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines. The order, which also includes 33 options, will be delivered over three years starting next… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to form wholly owned subsidiary called McGee Air Services

Company to provide industry leading ground handling, aircraft cleaning and airport mobility services SEATTLE, 2016-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines, Inc. today announced the company plans to form a wholly owned subsidiary called McGee Air Services, a dedicated airline services company that combines deep industry experience with a singular focus on providing best-in-class… Read the full press release